Visitors enjoy a little '(Peep)ing' at annual Newport event
The competition has grown a little since last year, when just over 60 dioramas competed.
"It's fun. I always think it's fun to see how creative your neighbors can be," said gallery attendant Elaine Frank on Saturday.
"I just think it's so fun. You can't take it too seriously. Every single person that comes through this door laughs out loud. You can't help it. I tell everybody admission is free and if you don't like it you get your money back."
"In general, I think the Library Arts Center tends to bring art with a capital 'A' and a little 'a' to Newport, so some displays are pretty serious art and some are homegrown."
In the adult category, Mal Mclaughlin of Sunapee took first place with his "Free Range Peeps." Stephanie Zara of Unity was awarded second place for her "Bunzilla and the Peeps," and sisters Martha Cassidy of Sunapee and Beth Taylor of Newton, Mass., won third place with "Ted Peepity Wins Olympic Gold."
The contest is modeled after others that have grown in popularity over the past decade, including contests hosted by urban news publications such as the Washington Post, the Twin Cities Pioneer Press and the Denver Post.
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